Technology, training and knowledge for Early-Warning / Early-Action led policing in fighting Organised Crime and Terrorism (COPKIT)
Projects / Ongoing
Period: June 2018 - June 2021
The COPKIT project focuses on the problem of analysing, preventing, investigating, and mitigating the use of new information and communication technologies by organised crime and terrorist groups. This question is a key challenge for policy-makers and LEAs due to the complexity of the phenomenon, the quantity of factors and actors involved, and the great set of criminal and terrorist technological activities in support of OC and terrorist actions.
The COPKIT project comprises of several phases: (1) developing and applying an Early Warning / Early Action system and applying it to use-cases, (2) developing a toolkit for knowledge production and exploitation, tested by LEAs in their premises, (3) ensuring respect of EU legal and ethical principles, (4) developing innovative curricula for all aspects of the EW/EA methodology and eco-system to facilitate the uptake by LEAs.
COPKIT is co-ordinated by Ingeniería de Sistemas para la Defensa de España (ISDEFE), Spain. The partnership includes Thales Nederland BV (Netherlands), IBM Ireland Limited (Ireland), Trilateral Research LTD (United Kingdom), Legind Technologies AS (Denmark), Universidad De Granada (Spain), Kentro Meleton Asfaleias (Greece), Law and Internet Foundation (Bulgaria), AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GMBH, (Austria), Ministerio Del Interior (Spain), Hochschule Fur Den Offentlichen Dienst In Bayern (Germany), Inspectoratul General al Politiei Romane (Romania), Glavna Direktsia Borba S Organiziranata Prestupnost, (Bulgaria), Iekslietu Ministrijas Valsts Policija Sta Te Police Of The Ministry Of Interior (Latvia), Ministere De L'interieur (France), Police Federale Belge (Belgium). EUROPOL, the European Policy Agency, is the head of COPKIT’s Advisory Board.
The project is implemented with the support of the H2020 Research and Innovation programme of the European Commission under Grant Agreement No 786687.